Bechdel Test Movie List

/bech·del test/ n.
1. It has to have at least two [named] women in it
2. Who talk to each other
3. About something besides a man

[[3]] City Lights (1931) [imdb]

This movie passed 3 of 3 tests. It was entered by Cygnifier on 2011-09-23 17:50:12.



Cygnifier said:
As with many silent era films, the characters are named for their roles, but this is so for all characters regardless of gender. Hence in this lovely Chaplin film, the Blind Girl and her Grandmother are both "named" and are in several scenes together, only one of which discusses (via intertitles) a man.
Message posted on 2011-09-23 17:50:12
Jack said:
How banging is it that a 1931 silent film using title cards passes the bechdel test? This solidifies that very few movies should (given context, like Das Boot for example) should have women represented properly.
Message posted on 2016-01-16 02:11:20
Simon disagreed with the rating and said:
The blind girl and the grandmother only talk about the guy in all the scenes. Except in the beginning, but there the girl only say "hi" to the grandma - not really a conversation
Message posted on 2021-05-09 20:35:06

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